True Strength

True strength is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.

Wai

This beautiful and intricate tattoo by CAROL G is available right now at Men Only Monthly. The Bali Male TaTToo is inspired by Balinese mythology, with for instance a Mandala covering the chest and back and the face of a Barong covering the stomach. Since we’re in South East Asia I’ve used this opportunity to create a picture of a Muay Thai fighter performing the Wai Kru Ram Muay which is an important pre-fight ritual where you pay respect to your teacher.

  • Bali Male TaTToo [CAROL G] @ Men Only Monthly
  • Gothic Horror Shop Muay Thai Headband
  • L’Emporio&PL ::Luctator::
  • Cubura Walter Shorts
  • *PANIK* Boxing Ring 3

Chillout Lounge

The most delicious Gin on the grid is brought to you by No.59 and available right now at the Tres Chic event. You get different choices of Gin on a tray or rez single or a row of bottles and on touch they dispense a temp attached drink. You also get Gin bottles and glass to wear (hold). When holding the glass, say ‘cheers’ in chat and you toast the other(s).

If you’re looking for patio furniture that not only look good but also comes packed with adult animations, Nerenzo provides that in their Catania sofa chair. It comes in two different texture versions, light fabric or dark leather. You’ll find the sofa chair in the Nerenzo mainstore or marketplace.

I’ve used The Little Branch’s Southern Magnolia Shrub to frame the photo, it is a beautiful shrub with white flowers. I will show it in full in another post, but you can find it right now at The Ark event.

  • No.59 Gin Import Export on Tray @ Tres Chic
  • Nerenzo sofa chair “Catania”
  • Little Branch SouthernMagnoliaShrub{Animated}*4Seasons @ The Ark
  • Tuesdays Aries Light Lanterns
  • Concept} 13. El Charco. Table G
  • Jian Kitten Collection – Sleepy a

The Zen Feel

I decorated part of the spacious second floor of the Stonehill Cottage by Galland Homes with The Mandala Bedroom by CHEZ MOI. A bedroom that allows yourself to scape, turn off, drift into a peaceful slumber or enjoy a bit of “we-time” before bedtime. Or a little meditation in the morning while you wait for your girlfriend, whose time zone is 6 hours behind yours, to wake up. The Mandala bedroom set consists of a beautifully carved bed (PG/Adult); a bed that actually has sleep animations, thank you CHEZ MOI! A mirror that’s not only decorative, with its string lights and pictures, it has single and couple animations in it. The Mandala Round Pouf that contains single animations. The candle set, banana plant and a highly detailed rug with texture change options. Enjoy this beautiful and zen bedroom, it is available right now at Cosmopolitan! Namaste.

  • Mandala Bedroom CHEZ MOI @ Cosmopolitan
    • Mandala Bed: 10 LI
    • Rug: 2 LI each
    • Round Pouf: 1 LI
    • Candle Set: 1 LI each (Touch the flame to turn on and off)
    • Mirror and Frame: 4 LI
    • Banana Plant Vase: 3 LI
  • Dutchie Sculpted Curtains
  • LOVE – ZEN STONES BLACK – TOUCH FOR MEDITATION MUSIC
  • LOVE – INCENSE – STONES
  • Apple Fall Leather Moccasins
  • Galland Homes Stonehill Cottage

Riverside

The gorgeous River Birch Shrub by Little Branch is available now at Equal10. The River birch is a deciduous medium to large-sized native tree, the leaves are alternate, double serrated, wedge-shaped, and sharp-pointed.
I00% mesh with realistic textures, the leaves animated with a very subtle movement giving a life-like appearance. It also comes with a choice of 4 seasons to choose from Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring.

Land Impact is just 3LI but as permissions are both Copy & Modify you can adapt these to suit your landscaping needs. Complimentary landscaping items are also included in the box.

Also in this picture is the Circular Terrace Bench by EED; with a wooden privacy wall, plants and torches it is a wonderful addition to your property! The bench holds 12 single, 6 friends and 6 couple sits. It is 24LI and Copy.


Creator Credits:

  • EED‘s CIRCULAR TERRACE BENCH
  • LB_RiverBirchShrub{Animated}*4Seasons @ Equal10
  • LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-B (included with the RiverBirchShrub) @ Equal10
  • LB_SilverBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_WildGrass*1Li{Dry}
  • [we’re CLOSED] boulders
  • [ keke ] short grass
  • ::ATriuM:: Dawn House

A huge THANK YOU to my new Home & Garden sponsor, The Little Branch, for trusting me to show their products in the best possible way. More info about them below.


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Whether you are looking for compliments to your home, designing your perfect garden or creating a vast sim landscape, The Little Branch is here to help you shape and forge the world around you to set authentic and magical scenes.

The Little Branch presents items with 4 seasons menu for your convenience and to ensure you’ll be able to find the ideal outdoor decor for your landscaping needs, whether it’s scenic countryside or woodland, tropical or desert landscape.

The Little Branch uses only original high quality and realistic textures in the creation of our products. All content is original 100% mesh, and are copy/mod.

Beautify your virtual world with stunning creations from The Little Branch!


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Enchant Me

We’re probably going to be late for the party…

We’re also a little late showing you the first September releases by Allure Couture, I hope the wait was worth it ;P Mahogany is wearing the most beautiful gown while I’m not ready to go anywhere, with my shirt and cuffs unbuttoned! I’ll let Mahogany bring you the details about the gown in her blog post. The After Hours pack for the guys contains shirt and tie, slacks and loafers. The shirt is as aforementioned unbuttoned and untucked (see picture below) and definitely gives you the after hours feel. The items are HUD controlled, in which you get 10 different colour for both shirt and slacks and 5 colours for the loafers.

  • Sander is wearing:
    • Allure Couture After Hours Outfit
    • [Deadwool] Undercut Hair
    • MINIMAL Lovers Ring
  • Mahogany is wearing:
    • Allure Couture Nyla Lace Gown
    • Truth Labyrinth Hair
    • Moondance Boutique Belinda Jewelry Set
    • MINIMAL Lovers Ring
    • Hilly Haalan Stefania Heels

Night cap?

Allure Couture After Hours, No59 Cognac, Apple Fall ‘Soul’ Sign, Masculine Bar and Argentinian Malbec, KraftWork Private Rail Car Bourbon Bottle.

Midnight Cravings

Monthly Midnight Madness, a monthly weekend mainstore event, is coming up this weekend and Galland Homes is offering you the amazing Amish Butcher’s Block kitchen island which has a rustic feel to it. Its timeless design will fit almost any kitchen. It’s mesh and only 5 Li. Available colours for the MMM event is white and green. Once the event is over these colours will no longer be available! The event starts Saturday at, you guessed it, midnight! The white version will be available to MMM members for free until Noon. The green then until Sunday at midnight. You get a “second chance” throughout Sunday to purchase either for 25L and then they go away.

  • Galland Homes‘ Butcher’s Block W MM 9.19 @ Mainstore this Saturday and Sunday ONLY!
  • [Con.] Catia Kitchen
  • dust bunny . at home baking fatpack
  • Nutmeg. Cloth Plaid
  • Nutmeg. Bowls
  • Nutmeg. Stack Of Plates
  • Nutmeg. Dinnerware (cutlery on top)
  • Nutmeg. Seashore Bowl Stack
  • Apple Fall West Village Seeded Bread & Tomatoes
  • Apple Fall Rolling Pins Assorted
  • {what next} ‘Patisserie’ Kitchen Mixer
  • {what next} Colonna Coffee Machine
  • {what next} Baking Day Kitchen Scales

Hard Day at the Office, Man

It’s been a hard day at the office, man
but now I’m gone, gone, gone

Aldon Fairfield – Hard Day at the Office, Man

I have two new releases from Treized Designs to show you today; The Little Pocket T-Shirt pack HUD gives you 8 different T-Shirt colours and 8 different pocket graphics in addition to no graphic option so 16 different shirt textures total. This item is available at The Men Jail event along with the Shiny Diamonds Bracelet, which is a unrigged, unisex bracelet. Resizer on Touch and a HUD controlled texture changer giving you two different metals and 6 colours for the diamonds. A classy accessory for the classic gentleman or elegant woman.

  • “TD” Little Pocket T-Shirt PACK (Belleza) @ The Men Jail
  • “TD” Shiny Diamonds Bracelet (Resizeable UNISEX) @ The Men Jail
  • .etiquette. Enzo’s Jeans Blue/Jake
  • !NFINITY Luca Choker
  • **RE** Elegance Series 2 Watch – Male
  • MINIMAL – Lovers Ring [JAKE] -Gold- L and R
  • AS Bel air 1957 aqua

Fall Celebration

Let’s take a trip to the countryside, breathe the crisp Autumn air, stay at the Stonehill Cottage for the apple harvest and have some home made cider by the firepit. Ahhhh…

The Stonehill Cottage by Galland Homes is a spacious one-bedroom cottage with an open floorplan on both levels. The cottage is original mesh, materials enabled, 88 LI, has windows that open on touch and is copy/mod.

Next to the cottage we have the Freeman Greenhouse, also by Galland Homes. It’s original mesh design, materials enabled and has a LI of 25.

For the celebration part, I’ve included the Riverdale Hay Set and the Cider Bar by CHEZ MOI. The Hay Couch comes packed with single and couple animations (PG or Adult) and the firepit includes options to turn smoke on or off, as well as the fire and sound fx. The Cider Bar dispenses temporary attached cider props to you and your friends!

  • Galland Homes – Stonehill Cottage
  • Galland Homes – Freeman Greenhouse
  • Riverdale Hay Set (Couch and Firepit) CHEZ MOI
  • Cider Bar Set CHEZ MOI
  • AS Bel air 1957 aqua
  • cinphul // animated curtains
  • Nutmeg. Laundry Day Clothesline
  • Nutmeg. Laundry Day Clutter
  • Nutmeg. Country House Bench w/Sage Blanket
  • Nutmeg&RK Poses. Old Stool w/Cloth Decor (Group Gift)
  • Nutmeg. Midsummer Brunch Cherry Box
  • Nutmeg. Midsummer Brunch Eggs & Milk
  • MADRAS Apple Basket (Free Gift)
  • [ keke ] garden ladder . white
  • [ keke ] stringed garden lights
  • [ keke ] still falling rowan arch
  • [ keke ] blow me away rowan leaves
  • [ keke ] small leaf bush . all seasons
  • [ keke ] fall oak leaves . whirling
  • [ keke ] short grass . fall
  • LB_AppleTreev2{4Seasons}
  • LB_SilverBirch{Animated}*4Seasons
  • LB_MysticBirch{4Seasons}
  • LB_WeepingWIillowShrub.v1{Animated}*4Seasons
  • (Fundati) Boulders
  • Skye Stone Path

Le Boudoir – The Little House of the Queen

Le Boudoir by NTD is an incredibly well made replica of the real Le Boudoir at the Hameau de la Reine in Versaille; nicknamed “the little house of the Queen” because Marie Antoinette would retire here by herself or with one or two of her friends. Get your own Le Boudoir for your sim or parcel at this round of Cosmopolitan, starting September 9!

Le Boudoir is 54 Li, copy/mod, and comes with a fence kit, texture changer HUD for the panel walls inside, fireplace and a hanging candle lantern.
  • Never Totally Dead… Le Boudoir @ Cosmopolitan
  • TLG FF2017 – DP Ruined Well
  • Fleuriste*AmphoreVENUS red
  • Nutmeg. His Bike
  • Nutmeg. Backyard Stool
  • Nutmeg. Lovers Bench
  • LB_Hibiscus_Shrub{Animated}
  • LB_MysticOak{4Seasons}*Animated
  • LB_RedBudBush{Animated}*2Seasons}
  • LB_AppleTreev2{4Seasons}
  • LB_WildOak.v2{4Seasons}*Animated
  • Skye Stone Path
  • .:Tm:.Creation Wild Grass v2
  • (Fundati) Boulders

And The Winners Are…

I just hosted my first photo contest on Flickr and it was an amazing experience and something I’m definitely going to do again in the future. A huge thank you to the sponsors and all who participated and to everyone who came to the winners party! See you all for the 2K? 😀

Sander’s 1K Photo Contest Winners:

  1. Lynx Iuga, Focus On The Simple Pleasures
  2. Simply Jana, The sea is as near as we come to another world.
  3. Athena, [ Simple Pleasures ]
  4. Trixxie Fox, Watching The World Go By
  5. Imperial Ams, SIMPLE PLEASURE

Congratulations!

The winner pictures will be on display at The Bar @ Haven for the rest of the week, feel free to stop by to view them and to look around! The Bar and the surrounding area is open to the public and photography friendly 🙂